Key Factors in Planning Hotel Lighting
Pillars of a Success – Hotel Lighting & Design
Pillar 1: Optimal Lighting
There’s a lot to consider when implementing hotel lighting. It’s essential for management to cater to guests in town for work, for play, and everything in between. For each guest to have their best experience, planning is key with both new construction and turn-key projects.
Pillar 2: Energy Efficiency
Upgrading your existing hotel lights to LEDs can reduce your carbon footprint and save you a lot over time in energy expenses. Energy savings is always important to improving your bottom line… or, perhaps your building is lead certified and your team is always looking for new ways to be efficient. In either scenario, our specialists can help maximize efficiency without compromising lighting.
Pillar 3: Reduced Operations Costs
LED light bulbs are long-lasting and don’t require as much bulb replacement compared to fluorescent or CFL bulbs. By converting to LED and/or updating your technology in other ways, staff will have hours of free time to dedicate to other projects.
How Does Lighting Impact Guests?
Lighting is an essential part of ensuring that guests are safe while staying in your hotel. Poorly lit hallways and parking garages can increase the likelihood of the occurrence of a crime. Your guests should feel safe at all times while staying in your hotel, so investing in high-quality lighting is essential. Similarly, areas like elevators and stairwells need to be outfitted with light fixtures that are dependable and well-maintained. Updated, compatible hotel fixtures that can adapt with technology are important, too. Purchasing stairwell fixtures only to find out that they aren’t dimmable, as an example, isn’t good use of one’s budget.
Hotel LED lighting can also be used to create a welcoming hotel atmosphere. Hotel lobby lighting, for example, should provide enough light for guests to be able to see clearly at all times of day. Accent lights and a variety of other fixtures can breathe new life into your existing space and transform the way people perceive your hotel. Bedroom lighting is usually soft and warm; bathroom lights are best with natural white and neutral lighting. If you are planning a lighting installation for a new hotel, we can help you determine the way natural light will illuminate hotel interior and exterior areas, which areas require more or less lighting, and plan a design and installation around these factors.
Hotel Turn-Key Projects
Hotel management and building engineers need to take many things into consideration when it comes to turn-key lighting projects. Hotels are occupied 365 days a year and guests can be active 24 hours a day, so lighting should be on, available, and reactionary accordingly. The opportunity for sensors, dimmers, and controls is abundant due to these hours and people coming and going.
Hotel spaces that should be considered when it comes to turn-key projects include: